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138. Waqaloo hathihi anAAamun waharthun hijrun la yatAAamuha illa man nashao

bizaAAmihim waanAAamun hurrimat


uhooruha waanAAamun la yathkuroona isma

Allahi AAalayha iftiraan AAalayhi sayajzeehim bima kanoo yaftaroon


138. And they say that such and such cattle and crops are taboo, and none should eat of

them except those whom - so they say - We wish; further, there are cattle forbidden to

yoke or burden, and cattle on which, (at slaughter), the name of God is n ot pronounced; -

inventions against God's name: soon will He requite them for their inventions.

139. Waqaloo ma fee butooni hathihi al-anAAami khalisatun lithukoorina

wamuharramun AAala azwajina wa-in yakun maytatan fahum feehi shurakao

sayajzeehim wasfahum innahu hakeemun AAaleem


139. They say: "What is in the wombs of such and such cattle is specially reserved (for

food) for our men, and forbidden to our women; but if it is still-born, then all have share

therein. For their (false) attribution (of superstitions to God), He will soon punish them:

for He is full of wisdom and knowledge.